TOYOTA has revealed the all-new 2016 HiLux, which has been revealed ahead of its launch in Australia in early October.
This is the eighth version of the Toyota HiLux, the first of which was originally launched back in 1968 and since then over 16 million have been sold.
Not only curvier styling, the 2016 HiLux is all new, right down to the ladder-frame chassis. Although no dimensions have been release, it is rumoured to rival the current Ford Ranger.
Like UK specifications, the engine choices for the new HiLux haven’t been released either. However, what we do know is that two new diesel engines make their debut in the new HiLux. The first, a 160bhp 2.4-litre, which also generates 400Nm of torque. The second being a 178bhp Cummins unit, producing 450Nm between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm in Australian tune.
Transmission-wise, for Australia a six-speed manual is standard, with a new six-speed automatic available as an option.
The Australians can also have their HiLux in single cab, extended cab and double cab versions; with the choice of two- or four-wheel drive.
The current Toyota HiLux has been a popular choice with UK pick-up buyers and the new version looks likely to build on this. We’ll bring you all the UK specific market details on Business Vans as soon as we have them.